Back to back CIF Central Section D1 titles, a CIF D1-A state title and a resume over 25 years that includes coaching two NFL quarterbacks plus 198 wins nets Liberty of Bakersfield’s Bryan Nixon the most prestigious single state football coaching honor. He also is the first State Coach of the Year from Bakersfield who […]
Jax Leatherwood: Grid-Hoop State POY
It’s just too hard to beat a grid-hooper like the junior quarterback-power forward from Scripps Ranch of San Diego, who played key roles on football and basketball teams that both won CIF state titles. Leatherwood adds this statewide honor to already being named as the San Diego Union-Tribune Male Athlete of the Year. Note: We’ve […]
Boys BB: More State Coaches of Year
Congratulations to all of the Cal-Hi Sports State Coaches of the Year for boys basketball for the 2021-22 season. We have one selected for each CIF division and had full state playoffs to go through to look for honorees for the first time in two years.
Boys BB: CIF Saturday Finals
Corona Centennial completes epic season that began with a decision last June to win its first CIF Open Division state title. It wasn’t as easy as winning section & regional playoff games at home, however, as Huskies had to get past a Modesto Christian squad that had it tied twice late in the fourth quarter. […]
CIF Saturday State Finals (SoCal)
Mater Dei caps unbeaten, state and national No. 1 season with rout of San Mateo Serra in Open Division. It’s too bad, though, the school handled its post-game interactions with the media the way it did. That other Serra, from Gardena, did much better in D1-A with a win over Liberty of Bakersfield. The day […]
2019-20 Grid-Hoop All-State Teams
To kick off our end-of-school year content of honoring the best multi-sport and overall athletes of the year, we begin with a look at the state’s 15 best football-basketball combo athletes on our 34th annual Cal-Hi Sports Grid-Hoop All-State team. Leading the group is Bakersfield Christian’s Ben Yurosek. We have even more listed as Grid-Hoop...
All-State Softball Nominees (Part 1)
It’s true that the Cal-Hi Sports all-state honors for softball go back 32 years and this will be the 33rd, but each time we do try to improve the process. It is beginning again with this post of our first list of nominees. If someone is missing, just let us know. Note: This list is […]